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  1. Just an FYI that multiple users who do not use Firefox Sync have reported that CCleaner v5.69 wiped the custom settings of NoScript and other Firefox extensions in the Norton Tech Outpost thread Firefox 79.0 to be Released July 28. I use Firefox ESR v68.11.0 (the extended support release of Firefox) so I haven't been affected by this CCleaner bug, but I've disabled all Firefox cleaning in my CCleaner settings and will only use Firefox's built-in browser history cleaning (Tools | Options | Privacy & Security | History |Clear history when Firefox closes | Settings) until a bug fix is released. It's unfortunate that someone from Avast/Piriform didn't investigate sooner when the OP circcc first reported this issue back on 01-Jul-2020 with an early beta release of FF 79. Kudos to them for at least trying to get someone's attention. ------------------ 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.900 * Firefox ESR v68.11.0 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.69.7865
  2. Hi Dave CCleaner: It's been nine months now. Any update since your October 2019 post? This might be a good time for Avast to finally re-post the Portable (and Slim) builds of Speccy / Defraggler / Recuva on their download servers, given your 26-Jul-2020 comment in the thread Windows Defender Reports CCleaner as "Potentially Unwanted App" that "The stand-alone Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy may still ping Defender for the time being." According to Venkat's 30-Jul-2020 Techdows article Microsoft Explains Why Windows Defender Classifying CCleaner Installer as PUA:
  3. Hi nukecad: I have no idea, but the File.org article at https://file.org/extension/part states: Perhaps the CCleaner installer OP sotiris downloaded was bundled with bloatware (e.g., Avast Free Antivirus, Chrome browser, etc) that triggered Firefox to break the download into multiple .part files with seemingly random filenames before the partial downloads were recombined. Perhaps ESET threw a false positive detection because the ESET virus definition set was out of date and hadn't whitelisted the CCleaner installer yet (OP sotiris notes they saw that detection "a while ago" and the image <here> shows the Reputation was "Discovered 1 week ago"). It's even possible OP sotiris downloaded the CCleaner installer from a third-party download site (e.g., CNET's download.com) that bundled the installer with suspicious software. See bjm_'s example in the Norton thread False Norton "Threat" PUA.Drivereasy Uninstalls Legitimate Windows Program !! where a DriverEasy installer downloaded directly from the DriverEasy site was not flagged as a PUA. However, the DriverEasy installer downloaded from a third-party download site (the download link in that thread was removed by a Norton Forum Mod as being potentially dangerous) had one of these odd file names (qfflb92n.exe.part) and SHA-2 hash that did not match the "safe" installer and was flagged as a PUA. This is all speculation on my part, and why Firefox would begin the download of a CCleaner installer into a folder called C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp (I also thought that path looked odd - I don't have a C:\Users\User folder on my own machine, hidden or otherwise) and assign that odd WQchxgI name to the partial .exe.part file will probably remain a mystery unless the OP sotiris can recreate that PUA detection with a fresh download. ------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.900 * Windows Defender v4.18.2006.10 * Firefox ESR v68.11.0 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.69.7865
  4. Hi sotiris: See the FileInfo description of .PART files at https://fileinfo.com/extension/part, which states "A PART file is a partially downloaded file from the Internet used for downloads that are in progress or have been stopped. Some PART files can be resumed at a later time using the same program that started the download. PART files are typically used by Mozilla Firefox...". Just a guess, but that .exe.part file extension could indicate that Firefox was interrupted while downloading the CCleaner installer, and now ESET doesn't recognize the partial file that was saved in AppData\Local\Temp (i.e., the SHA-256 hash of the partial file doesn't match the expected SHA-256 hash of the full installer). If you use CCleaner or Windows Disk Cleanup to clear the temporary system files on your hard drive that partial file (and the ESET detection) might simply disappear. If not, click the blue CLEAN button shown <here> in the your image of the ESET detection (or try clearing your Firefox Browsing & Download history - press Ctrl-Shift-Delete while Firefox is open) and that should remove that partial file from your hard drive. ------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.900 * Windows Defender v4.18.2006.10 * Firefox ESR v68.11.0 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.69.7865
  5. Microsoft has updated the description of the PUA:Win32/CCleaner detection at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/malware-encyclopedia-description?Name=PUA:Win32/CCleaner&ThreatID=277099 and they now confirm that the installer will be flagged by Windows Defender as a PUA/PUP (potentially unwanted application/program) if the installer is bundled with unnecessary software (e.g., Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Antivirus Free, etc.). Kudos to bjm_ for posting about this updated description of the PUA:Win32/CCleaner detection <here> in the Norton Tech Outpost board. ------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.900 * Windows Defender v4.18.2006.10 * Firefox ESR v68.11.0 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.69.7865
  6. Hi Sandra CCleaner: Thank you for posting that link to the v5.64 Portable build for Win XP/Vista.
  7. Hi hazelnut / Sandra CCleaner: I was looking for the CCleaner Portable v5.64 for XP/Vista (i.e., something like ccsetup564.zip or ccsetup564_xp-vista.zip) that I can run from a USB thumb drive without installation. As Sandra CCleaner noted, the download link at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download/portable?os=5.1w3 currently appears to be offering the Slim installer for v5.64 (ccsetup564_xp-vista.exe) in spite of the fact that the URL includes the word "portable" in the URL.
  8. Hi Sandra CCleaner: Thank you for that direct download link. Is that the installer for the slim build, and is there a download link for the portable (.ZIP) version of CCleaner v5.64? Please note that the download link for CCleaner v5.64 in the CCleaner support article Which versions of CCleaner work with Windows XP or Vista? simply redirects users to https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds, which is currently offering the latest CCleaner v5.66.7716. From that support article as of today:
  9. I have the same issue with Speccy v1.32.740 which reports "S.M.A.R.T. not available" for the Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe SSD in my Dell Inspiron 15 5584 (purchased August 2019), even though CrystalDiskInfo has no problem displaying the SMART attributes. See my 22-Apr-2020 images in ZloboMiR's 19-Feb-2020 thread No SSD NVM Info. ---------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.720 * Firefox ESR v68.7.0 * Windows Defender v4.18.2003.8 * Speccy Portable v1.32.740 Dell Inspiron 15 5584, Intel i5-8265U@1.60/1.80 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620
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    No SSD NVM info

    I have the same problem with the Toshiba NVMe SSD in my Dell Inspiron 15 5584 (purchased August 2019). Speccy v1.32.740 reports "S.M.A.R.T. not supported" (see my system snaphot at http://speccy.piriform.com/results/jsOPIebHMX08p7q8vLXeBhg) ... ... while the WMIC diskdrive get status command reports "Status OK"... .. and CrystalDiskInfo v8.4.2 is able to display the SMART attributes and reports the status is "Good". ---------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.720 * Firefox ESR v68.7.0 * Windows Defender v4.18.2003.8 * Speccy Portable v1.32.740 Dell Inspiron 15 5584, Intel i5-8265U@1.60/1.80 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  11. Could someone from someone Avast / Piriform please provide a status update. Dave CCleaner's 22-Oct-2019 post <here> in the the Defraggler board said the broken download links to Portable and Slim builds of Speccy/Defraggler/Recuva would be "reestablished shortly". ----------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro Ver 1903 Build 18362.476 * Firefox ESR v68.3.0 * McAfee LiveSafe v16 (R22) / VirusScan v22.7.150 * Speccy Portable v1.32.740
  12. Hi hazelnut: Thanks for the heads up. It's concerning, though, that Avast/Piriform has known since 10-Oct-2019 that the download links to the Slim and Portable versions of these three utilities are broken and still haven't fixed them. When I'm helping someone troubleshoot a problem and ask them to publish a Speccy snapshot of their system, running Speccy Portable from a USB thumb drive is sometimes their only viable option. ----------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro Ver 1903 Build 18362.356 * Firefox ESR v68.2.0 * McAfee LiveSafe v16 (R20) / VirusScan v22.6.156 * Speccy Portable v1.32.740
  13. Does anyone know why the portable build of Speccy v1.32 (spsetup132.zip) is not posted on the builds page at https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/builds? Has Avast stopped offering the portable build or are the links on the builds page currently missing? I tried the download link for the the portable build on MajorGeeks at https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/speccy.html but that link is currently downloading the incorrect "standard" installer (spsetup132.exe). I eventually found an copy of the correct portable build (spsetup132.zip) archived on Softpedia site at https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Info/Speccy-Portable.shtml but when I post download links for other users in help forums I prefer to direct them to the original manufacturer's site. ----------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro Ver 1903 Build 18362.356 * Firefox ESR v68.2.0 * McAfee LiveSafe v16 (R20) / VirusScan v22.6.156 * Speccy Portable v1.32.740 Dell Inspiron 5584, Intel i5-8265U@1.60/1.80 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  14. Hi Dave CCleaner: According to the 21-Oct-2019 Avast blog entry Avast Fights Off Cyber-Espionage Attempt, Abiss that hazelnut referenced <above>: If I understood that article correctly, hackers managed to access Avast's internal network several times over a four-month period using stolen login credentials and somehow managed to attain domain admin priviledges before these incursions were detected. They might not have managed inject malware into the CCleaner installer as they did in 2017 (see the BleepingComputer article Avast Clarifies Details Surrounding CCleaner Malware Incident for more information about a 2017 supply chain attack where the CCleaner v5.33 installer was infected with a Floxif trojan and released to users) but it sounds to me like "Big Uncle" still has room for improvement when its comes to securing their network access.
  15. Thanks to both Dave CCleaner and hazelnut for their replies and links to blog entries that include further details about this internal network breach.
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